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Company Charged Over Point Cook Construction Death.

Image: March 2019.


Melbourne Truss Pty Ltd has been charged with breaching section 26 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to provide a safe working environment.

Emergency services were called to a property on Pilatus Crescent on the 3rd of March 2019, following reports a man had injured himself about 12.10 pm 

WorkSafe charged the company after attending the site following the incident in  which a 35-year-old man died at the scene after being struck by a falling steel beam.

It’s alleged the company could have taken reasonably practicable steps to reduce the risk to health and safety during the delivery of trusses by ensuring:

  • Truss bundles were unloaded in a safe unloading zone.
  • Workers used appropriate PPE.
  • Crane operators worked from a safe location.
  • Truss bundles were attached to a properly balanced sling.

The matter is listed for a filing hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 13 September.